2012 GMC Acadia Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$32,835-$46,810
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What's New for 2012:

  • The Acadia is a carryover, and is mostly unchanged

Exterior Features
The 2012 GMC Acadia is a full-size crossover utility vehicle offered in five different trim levels. Eighteen-inch alloy wheels are standard, with larger wheels available on higher grades.

Interior Features
The 2012 GMC Acadia offers seating for up to 8 passengers. Base models include air conditioning in the first and second rows, cloth upholstery, cruise control, 6-speaker audio system, 18-inch alloy wheels, and more. Higher trim levels are fitted with a power rear liftgate, auto-dimming rearview mirror, tri-zone climate control, rearview camera, heated mirrors, and other premium equipment.

Optional Features
While most of the optional equipment on the 2012 GMC Acadia is bundled with the trim level, a sunroof, rear-entertainment system, and a navigation system are optional on some models.

Under the Hood
All 2012 GMC Acadia models are fitted with a 3.6-liter V-6 engine rated at 288 horsepower. The standard transmission is a 6-speed automatic. Front-wheel drive (FWD) is standard, with all-wheel drive (AWD) optional.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy figures for the 2012 GMC Acadia are:
  • GMC Acadia FWD: 17/24 mpg (city/highway)
  • GMC Acadia AWD: 16/23 mpg (city/highway)

Safety
Standard safety features of note on the 2012 GMC Acadia include side curtain air bags for all three rows and a 1-year OnStar subscription. In government crash tests, the 2012 GMC Acadia received an overall rating of 5 (out of 5) stars, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), In additional NHTSA tests, the Acadia received 5 stars in side crash tests, and 4 stars in frontal and rollover tests. In tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the Acadia received a \"Good\" rating-the Institute's highest-for frontal-offset and side-impact crashes. The Acadia also earned a \"Good\" rating in the Institute's roof strength tests. The Acadia was an IIHS \"Top Safety Pick\" in 2011.

What's New for 2012:

  • The Acadia is a carryover, and is mostly unchanged

Exterior Features
The 2012 GMC Acadia is a full-size crossover utility vehicle offered in five different trim levels. Eighteen-inch alloy wheels are standard, with larger wheels available on higher grades.

Interior Features
The 2012 GMC Acadia offers seating for up to 8 passengers. Base models include air conditioning in the first and second rows, cloth upholstery, cruise control, 6-speaker audio system, 18-inch alloy wheels, and more. Higher trim levels are fitted with a power rear liftgate, auto-dimming rearview mirror, tri-zone climate control, rearview camera, heated mirrors, and other premium equipment.

Optional Features
While most of the optional equipment on the 2012 GMC Acadia is bundled with the trim level, a sunroof, rear-entertainment system, and a navigation system are optional on some models.

Under the Hood
All 2012 GMC Acadia models are fitted with a 3.6-liter V-6 engine rated at 288 horsepower. The standard transmission is a 6-speed automatic. Front-wheel drive (FWD) is standard, with all-wheel drive (AWD) optional.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy figures for the 2012 GMC Acadia are:
  • GMC Acadia FWD: 17/24 mpg (city/highway)
  • GMC Acadia AWD: 16/23 mpg (city/highway)

Safety
Standard safety features of note on the 2012 GMC Acadia include side curtain air bags for all three rows and a 1-year OnStar subscription. In government crash tests, the 2012 GMC Acadia received an overall rating of 5 (out of 5) stars, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), In additional NHTSA tests, the Acadia received 5 stars in side crash tests, and 4 stars in frontal and rollover tests. In tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the Acadia received a \"Good\" rating-the Institute's highest-for frontal-offset and side-impact crashes. The Acadia also earned a \"Good\" rating in the Institute's roof strength tests. The Acadia was an IIHS \"Top Safety Pick\" in 2011.

Available Trims for the 2012 GMC Acadia
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name SL (FWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 32835.00 Engine 3.6L/220 City/Hwy MPG 17/24
Name SLE (FWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 35310.00 Engine 3.6L/220 City/Hwy MPG 17/24
Name SLT1 (FWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 39060.00 Engine 3.6L/220 City/Hwy MPG 17/24
Name SLT2 (FWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 39965.00 Engine 3.6L/220 City/Hwy MPG 17/24
Name Denali (FWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 44810.00 Engine 3.6L/220 City/Hwy MPG 17/24
Name SL (AWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 34835.00 Engine 3.6L/220 City/Hwy MPG 16/23
Name SLE (AWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 37310.00 Engine 3.6L/220 City/Hwy MPG 16/23
Name SLT1 (AWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 41060.00 Engine 3.6L/220 City/Hwy MPG 16/23
Name SLT2 (AWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 41965.00 Engine 3.6L/220 City/Hwy MPG 16/23
Name Denali (AWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 46810.00 Engine 3.6L/220 City/Hwy MPG 16/23
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INTERIOR
  • Reclining front buckets
  • Seating, 8-passenger (2-3-3 seating configuration) (Includes 2nd row 60/40 split flat-folding bench seat.)
  • Seat trim, premium cloth
  • Seat, 4-way manual driver with manual lumbar control
  • Seat, 2-way manual front passenger
  • Console, front center with 2 cup holders and storage
  • Cup holders, 2 front on the floor console
  • Cup holders, 2 in the second row
  • Floor mats, carpeted front, second and third row, removable
  • Insulation, acoustical package
  • Steering wheel, vinyl
  • Steering column, tilt and telescopic with brake/transmission shift interlock
  • Instrumentation, 5-gauge with outside temperature indicator
  • Windows, power with driver Express-Down
  • Door locks, power programmable with lockout protection
  • Remote Keyless Entry, programmable with 2 transmitters, panic button and extended range, no remote start provisions
  • Cruise control, electronic with set and resume speed
  • Theft-deterrent system, vehicle, PASS-Key III, engine immobilizer
  • Air conditioning, single-zone manual front climate control
  • Air conditioning, rear manual
  • Defogger, rear-window electric
  • Mirror, inside rearview manual day/night
  • Visors, driver and front passenger, padded with cloth trim, color-keyed and illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Lighting, interior with theater dimming, cargo compartment, reading lights for front seats, second row reading lamps integrated into dome light, door-and tailgate-activated switches and illuminated entry and exit feature
  • Trim, interior, chrome metallic instrument panel/console
  • Storage system, rear cargo area under floor
  • Horn, dual-note
  • Seating, 7-passenger (2-2-3 seating configuration) (Includes 2nd row flat-folding Captains Chair. May be substituted with (ABC) 8-passenger seating.)
  • Seat, 8-way power driver with power recline and lumbar control
  • Seat, 2-way power front passenger with manual recline and lumbar control
  • Steering wheel, leather-wrapped with (UK3) steering wheel mounted audio controls
  • Rear Vision Camera, integrated into (DD8) auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Remote vehicle start
  • Air conditioning, single-zone manual front climate control (Will be substituted with (CJ2) automatic tri-zone climate control when (U42) rear seat entertainment system is ordered.)
  • Rear Park Assist
  • Mirror, inside rearview auto-dimming
  • Seat trim, leather-appointed
  • Seats, heated driver and front passenger (Included with (**2) leather-appointed seats only.)
  • Instrumentation, 5-gauge with Enhanced Driver Information Center , outside temperature indicator and digital compass display (Digital compass display included and only available with (UUI) AM/FM stereo with CD player and MP3 playback or (UUJ) Audio System with Rear Seat Entertainment.)
  • Rear Vision Camera, integrated into (DD8) auto-dimming rearview mirror (If navigation radio is ordered, camera will be integrated into navigation display. With (U42) rear seat DVD entertainment system, navigation radio will be (U4H) audio system with rear seat entertainment and navigation. Without (U42) rear seat entertainment system, navigation radio will be (UUM) audio system with navigation.)
  • Universal Home Remote includes garage door opener, 3-channel programmable
  • Air conditioning, tri-zone automatic climate control with individual climate settings for driver and right-front passenger and second/third row controls for second and third row passengers
  • Seat, 8-way power driver with power recline and lumbar control and memory
  • Seat, 4-way power passenger with power recline and lumbar control
  • Seat adjuster, 2-position memory for driver's seat and outside rearview mirrors
  • Seats, heated driver and front passenger (Substituted with (KB6) heated and cooled front seats when (**3) perforated leather-appointed seats are ordered.)
  • Windows, power with driver Express-Up and -Down and passenger Express-Down
  • Sunroof, Dual SkyScape 2-panel power with tilt-sliding front and fixed rear with sunscreen
  • Seats, heated and cooled front seats
  • Floor mats, premium, carpeted front, second and third row, Denali specific
  • Insulation, Acoustic Package, Denali specific
  • Steering wheel, leather-wrapped with wood trim, Denali specific
  • Head-Up Display includes digital multi-function readouts
EXTERIOR
  • Wheels, 4-18" x 7.5" (45.7 cm x 19.1 cm) painted aluminum (Includes (QLW) P255/65R18 all-season tires.)
  • Tires, P255/65R18 all-season, blackwall
  • Spoiler, rear
  • Luggage rack, side rails, roof-mounted
  • Moldings, body-color bodyside
  • Headlamps, dual halogen projector lamp
  • Headlamp control, automatic on and off
  • Fog lamps, front round halogen
  • Glass, Solar-Ray deep-tinted (all windows except light-tinted glass on windshield and driver and front passenger side glass)
  • Mirrors, outside power-adjustable, Black, manual-folding
  • Door handles, chrome (Black beltline molding.)
  • Wipers, front intermittent with washers
  • Wiper, rear intermittent with washer
  • Body, manual rear liftgate
  • Wheel, 17" (43.2 cm) compact steel spare
  • Body, power rear liftgate
  • Wheels, 4-19" x 7.5" (48.3 cm x 19.1 cm) machined aluminum (Includes (QCW) P255/60R19 H-rated tires.)
  • Tires, P255/60R19 H-rated
  • Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable, body-color, manual-folding with integrated turn signal indicators
  • Mirrors, integral spotter for blind-zone
  • Door handles, chrome (Bright beltline molding.)
  • Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable, power-folding and driver-side auto-dimming, body-color with integrated turn signal indicators and driver-side memory
  • Wheels, 20" (50.8 cm) Chrome-Clad aluminum with Black chrome inserts, Denali specific (Includes (QQD) P255/55R20 H-rated tires.)
  • Tires, P255/55R20 H-rated, blackwall
  • Fascias, front and rear, body-color, Denali specific
  • Grille, signature Denali honey-comb
  • Wheel flares, front and rear, body-color, Denali-specific
  • Moldings, body-color with chrome insert, Denali specific
  • Rocker molding, body-color, Denali specific
  • Headlamps, HID projector low beam, halogen projector high beam
  • Sill plate, illuminated, Denali specific
MECHANICAL
  • Engine, 3.6L SIDI V6 (288 hp [214.7 kW] @ 6300 rpm, 270 lb-ft of torque [364.5 N-m] @ 3400 rpm)
  • Transmission, 6-speed automatic, electronically controlled with overdrive (Included and only available with TR14526 FWD models.)
  • Axle, 3.16 ratio
  • Front wheel drive
  • Alternator, 170 amps
  • GVWR, 6411 lbs. (2908 kg) (TR14526 FWD models only.)
  • Suspension, Ride and Handling
  • Steering, power, constant effort
  • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc
  • Exhaust, double dual with chrome tips
  • Steering, power, variable effort
  • Trailering equipment includes (V08) heavy-duty cooling and (VR2) trailer hitch
  • Trailer hitch, factory installed
  • Cooling system, heavy-duty
  • Exhaust, double dual with chrome tips, Denali specific
  • Transmission, 6-speed automatic, electronically controlled with overdrive (Included and only available with TV14526 AWD models.)
  • All wheel drive
  • GVWR, 6459 lbs. (2930 kg) (TV14526 AWD models only.)
PACKAGE
  • Preferred Package includes (BTV) remote vehicle start (NP5) leather-wrapped steering wheel with redundant audio controls and (UPF) Bluetooth for phone (Requires (UE1) OnStar.)
  • Technology Package includes (UV6) head-up display, (RCA) cargo area audio system controls and (TVD) HID projector low beam headlamps
SAFETY
  • StabiliTrak, stability control system with traction control
  • Daytime Running Lamps
  • Air bags, frontal and side-impact for driver and front passenger and head curtain side-impact for all rows in outboard seating positions (Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
  • Air bags, front passenger air bag suppression (Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
  • OnStar, 6 months of Directions and Connections plan includes Automatic Crash Response, Emergency Services, Crisis Assist, Stolen Vehicle Assistance including Remote Ignition Block, Remote Door Unlock, Turn-by-Turn Navigation with Destination Download (requires navigation radio) and OnStar eNav (where available), OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics, Roadside Assistance, Remote Horn and Lights, and Hands Free Calling. (Visit onstar.com for details and system limitations.)
  • Automatic Crash Response (Deleted when (UE0) OnStar delete is ordered.)
  • Stolen Vehicle Assistance (Deleted when (UE0) OnStar delete is ordered.)
  • OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation (Deleted when (UE0) OnStar delete is ordered.)
  • Door locks, rear child security
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (Does not monitor spare.)
  • Automatic Crash Response
  • Stolen Vehicle Assistance
  • OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation
ENTERTAINMENT
  • Audio system, AM/FM stereo with MP3 compatible CD player seek-and-scan, digital clock, auto-tone control, Radio Data System (RDS), speed-compensated volume, TheftLock, auxiliary input jack and (UQF) 6-speaker audio system
  • Audio system feature, 6-speaker system
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio is standard on nearly all 2012 GM models. Enjoy a 3-month trial to the 'XM Select' package, with over 170 channels including commercial-free music, all your favorite sports, exclusive talk and entertainment. And now add premium channels to your trial at no-cost. Welcome to the world of satellite radio. (Requires a subscription sold separately by SiriusXM after the trial period. If you decide to continue your service at the end of your subscription, service will automatically renew and bill, at the rates in effect at the time of renewal, until you call SiriusXM at 1-866-635-2349 to cancel. See our Customer Agreement for complete terms at www.siriusxm.com. Available only to those at least 18 and older in the 48 contiguous USA and D.C.)
  • Audio system, AM/FM stereo with MP3 compatible CD player seek-and-scan, digital clock, auto-tone control, Radio Data System (RDS), speed-compensated volume, TheftLock, auxiliary input jack and (UQF) 6-speaker audio system (When (U42) rear seat entertainment system is ordered (UUJ) audio system with rear seat entertainment is included.)
  • Audio system feature, 6-speaker system (Will be substituted with (UQS) Bose advanced 10-speaker system with 5.1 surround sound if (U42) rear seat entertainment system is ordered.)
  • Bluetooth for phone personal cell phone connectivity to vehicle audio system and HMI (Human Machine Interface)
  • Audio system, AM/FM stereo with CD player and MP3 playback seek-and-scan, digital clock, auto-tone control, Radio Data System (RDS), speed-compensated volume, TheftLock, auxiliary input jack, USB port-receptacle and (UQA) Bose premium10-speaker system with subwoofer (When (U42) rear seat entertainment system is ordered (UUJ) audio system with rear seat entertainment will be included. Upgradeable to (U4H) audio system with rear seat entertainment and navigation. May be upgraded to (UUM) audio system with navigation without (U42) rear seat entertainment system.)
  • Audio system feature, Bose premium 10-speaker system with sub-woofer (Upgraded to (UQS) Bose advanced 10-speaker system with 5.1 surround sound when (U42) rear seat entertainment system is ordered.)
  • Audio system feature, USB port-receptacle
  • Audio system controls, rear with headphone jacks
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio is standard on nearly all 2012 GM models. Enjoy a 3-month trial to the 'XM Select' package, with over 170 channels including commercial-free music, all your favorite sports, exclusive talk and entertainment. And now add premium channels to your trial at no-cost. Welcome to the world of satellite radio. (Replaced by (UBS) NavTraffic when (UUM) audio system with navigation or (U4H) audio system with rear seat entertainment and navigation is ordered. Requires a subscription sold separately by SiriusXM after the trial period. If you decide to continue your service at the end of your subscription, service will automatically renew and bill, at the rates in effect at the time of renewal, until you call SiriusXM at 1-866-635-2349 to cancel.
  • Audio system controls, in the rear cargo area

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